Current & Upcoming Events
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Book Signing with Acclaimed Photographer, William Abranowicz at First Light Bookshop on Nov 2
*Your Ticket Purchase Reserves a Seat and Your Signed & Personalized
Copy of Country Life by William Abranowicz
We are thrilled to be sponsoring a very special Book Signing with acclaimed photographer and dear friend, William Abranowicz. Join us at First Light Books, Austin’s newest book shop in Hyde Park for an entertaining and informative book talk about this wonderful new book.
About the author:
William Abranowicz has published three books with Vendome, including Sean Scherer’s Kabinett & Kammer: Creating Authentic Interiors, which has inspired a cult following. Mr. Abranowicz has also recently published This Far and No Further, a collection of photographs from Abranowicz’s journey through the American South Inspired by the Voting Rights Movement published by the University of Texas Press.
Over his nearly 40–year career, Abranowicz’s work has been acquired by the National Portrait Galleries of the US and UK, the Getty, as well as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and other collections. His work has appeared in countless international publications, including Condé Nast Traveler, where he has been a contributing photographer for 25 years. He is also a master printer, a licensed falconer, and an ardent environmentalist. Abranowicz lives atop a mountain in the Catskills town of Margaretville, New York.
About First Light Bookshop
We are thrilled to sponsor this event at First Light Bookshop, Austin’s wonderful new book store in the Hyde Park neighborhood. Learn more about First Light Bookshop here: firstlightaustin.com
Ticket purchases will include a reserved seat, along with a signed and personalized copy of Country Life. Purchase a ticket here.
Tickets are not required to attend.
Amity Worrel specializes in high end renovations and decorating of historic, period and character forward residences. In her nearly 30 year career, she has worked with clients in Austin and throughout the US to transform their spaces and enhance their lifestyles through design. She is the principal of her award-winning design firm, Amity Worrel & Co. Interior Design for over a decade, and in addition to clients, Amity consults with current and aspiring interior designers to help guide them in their career choices.
Amity’s strength is in connecting with people, planning spaces where people can thrive and feel comfortable while also making them uniquely personal and beautiful. Project management of these comprehensive design jobs is also a specialty, as well as guiding her team of designers toward best practices so that their work is appreciated and expressed in the designs the firm produces.
Amity looks forward to answering your design questions and helping you move forward. From design questions related to your home to a career question related to your design business or desire to be part of the interiors world.
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Celebrating Simplicity. Kitchens
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We are seeing increased interest and demand for designs that accommodate multi-generational living. Join us for this talk to learn more about how it embraces both tradition and contemporary living.
The Tyranny of the Open Plan
The aesthetics of an open floorplan has become exceedingly popular in residential design in the past few years. Without walls, there are added considerations homeowners need to understand. Watch this Design 101 at Home, and learn what you need to know before you choose an open plan.
Design During a Pandemic
The impact of staying at home–from telecommuting to staycationing–has brought into focus how well (or not) your environment works for all your needs. We’re discussing how the experience of all of this togetherness has impacted the recent boon in Austin’s remodeling and home office design.
If These Walls Could Talk
As a result of the pandemic, we’re sharing Design 101 At Home with Amity Worrel. From wallpaper to wall murals, she’s discussing today’s options for treating walls go way beyond finding the right white.
Let There Be (the Right) Light
Light has a profound impact on how your home feels, functions and reflects style. It is a quiet but powerful presence. We’ll be discussing how professionals plan, place and select the best interior lighting.
Settlement Home 44th Annual Garage Sale
Support one of Austin’s most cherished non-profits at their Garage Sale. Proceeds support children, young adults and family in need, and the event is not-to-be-missed!
Join us for this frightfully fun Design 101. Explore the biggest, most-common design mistakes we see in home interiors. Most importantly, learn how not to make them on your next project!
Blending Trends & Tradition
Learn how to create rich, storied interiors by layering elements while ‘leaning in’ to the unique architecture of your home. Discover tips and strategies top designers use to develop truly distinctive home decor.
How to Make Your Next Design Project a Success
Go behind-the-scenes with an architect, an interior designer and custom home builder to learn the hows, whys, and strategies for the best ways to achieve beautiful and efficient results. Featuring expertise from DK Studio, Amity Worrel & Co. and Oakman Building Co. Refreshments will be served.
Pillows, Walls & Windows
Learn quick and impactful ways to elevate and update your interior. We’re discussing professional tips to elevate your style with paint, pillows and window coverings. Featuring expertise from Austintatious Blinds & Shutters. Refreshments will be served.
Settlement Home 43rd Annual Garage Sale
We are proud to support The Settlement Home for Children. This long-standing Austin nonprofit helps children, young adults and families. Join us in attending their 43rd annual garage sale!
Talking About Texture
Achieving texture in your interior is one of the most impactful decor decisions. Learn how our design team helps clients navigate the multitude of choices in textiles, tile and other finishes to arrive at the best selections. Featuring materials and expertise from CDC Carpets and Architerra Showroom.
All About Color
We’ll be examining trends vs. taste when it comes to choosing color for home interiors. Refreshments will be served.
Making it Modern
We’re exploring modern interior design at this Design 101. From its origins to incorporating modern design with your contemporary lifestyle today.
Trendy vs. Timeless
Refresh your home decor without falling into the trend trap. Learn how and where to choose the right elements that energize your home without feeling faddish. Tips, strategies and answers to your questions.
Can’t find the perfect chair, the right rug, or inspired art and accessories? The best solution can be a true original design, custom-made just for your space. It is more attainable than you may imagine. Led by the Amity Worrel & Co. design team, Amity Worrel, Andree, Chalaron, and Allison Beyer discuss sourcing, designing and producing custom at our upcoming Design 101.
Low-budget, High-impact Ways to Refresh Your Home Interior
Learn top interior designer tips for how to renew your decor without a major renovation. Led by interior designer, Amity Worrel & designer/project manager, Andree Chalaron, the discussion will include strategies for blending vintage with modern, upcycling furniture, and accessorizing.
Reset. Restyle. Restore. Pro Tips for Home Organization
Real-world home organization secrets, strategies and lifestyle design tips from top Austin professional organizer, Stephanie Eyster and interior designer, Amity Worrel.
Settlement Home 41st Annual Garage & Estate Sale
Support this annual charity event by shopping for clothing, shoes, jewelry, toys, furniture, books, linen, art, holiday items and more! 100% of proceeds go to The Settlement Home for Children. Amity Worrel & Co. is a proud sponsor of this event.
A “Love it or List it” Heart-to-Heart
Insider perspective from some of Austin’s best. Hear from an architect, a realtor, a home stager, and an interior designer on how and why to make the decision to renovate your home or move on.
Decorate vs. Design Throw Down
A lively, provocative and informative forum where you’ll hear impassioned viewpoints on why you should work with: Architects, Builders, Designers or Decorators with some of Austin’s most talented trade professionals.
A private social event for AW&Co. clients, friends and business associates. By invitation.
To the Trade
The studio has been reserved for a private professional continuing education event presented by Oceanside Glasstile.
Greening Your Vintage Home Workshop
This workshop presented by Preservation Austin features the enduring legacy of the Calcasieu Cottages, Austin’s original tiny houses. Amity Worrel & Co. is a proud sponsor of this event.